2017 - Point-In-Time Count - Collect & Collate
The Point-In-Time count (PIT) has two main components:
- Counting people who are experiencing homelessness
- Interviewing those who are interested in participating in a survey
The PIT count and survey provide essential data on our homeless population in Orange County. Orange County receives over 20 million dollars in HUD funding for homeless services; in order to continue receiving these funds OC has to provide the PIT information every 2 years. The information is also used by elected officials, non-profits and private funders to guide the provision of services for the homeless.
How to be involved:
We have three ways to be involved:
- Help to collect items to give away
- Help assemble those packages as a thank you to those who participate in the survey
- Volunteer to count with us (sign up for that opportunity here)
This page is where you can commit to collecting items, donate to sponsor these care packages, and/or sign up to help us assemble the packages.
As a thank you for completing the survey, participants will be offered a care package of needed items that help make life without a home a little bit easier to navigate.
For this activity we are asking our community and corporate partners to help us collect 800 of the following items:
- Beanies/knit caps
- AA batteries - bundle of 4
- AAA batteries - bundle of 4
- Rain ponchos
- Ziploc bags - one gallon sized
These items need to have been delivered to the Orange County United Way offices by end of day on Friday, December 2nd. Our address is: 18012 Mitchell South, Irvine, 92614. A drop-off box is available in the lobby during business hours from 9am to 5pm.
We know life can be busy! You can also choose to sponsor a package for $15 by using the "register" button at the top of the page and then selecting the "donation" option.
Once these items are received we will be assembling the packages and getting them ready to be delivered to 2-1-1 to be used for the count in January. If you would like to join us, please respond by clicking the "register" button above.
Thanks for being a part of making sure that everyone counts!
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